Maryland's Capital Gazette quoted AEE's Daniel Bloom in an article about the continuation of the successful EmPOWER Maryland program. A recent bill passed through the Maryland House of Delegates to extend the energy efficiency program. From the article:
"The easiest way to save ratepayers money is to take advantage of programs like EmPOWER Maryland," said Daniel Bloom of the group Advanced Energy Economy, which represents clean-energy businesses.
Bloom said he hopes Gov. Larry Hogan will sign the bill into law if it passes both chambers — not veto it as he did legislation that increases the state's renewable energy requirements. He called that measure a "sunshine and wind tax." Lawmakers overrode that veto this year.
"We're hoping Governor Hogan does not politicize this issue and make it partisan, as when he vetoed the RPS bill," Bloom said.
Read the full article here.